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Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

Posted on: September 17, 2010 10:49 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

Since moving to Minnesota, according to his general manager, Michael Beasley has supposedly given up his old habits. And by "old habits," I think you know what I mean.

But then he goes and says something like this which makes you think maybe he hasn't.
"Honestly, and I know a lot of people are not going to like that fact that I'm going to say this but I think we are the team to beat," Beasley told Timberwolves.com in an interview. "You know, that's just me and my ego speaking. I think the Lakers are the defending champs two years in a row, I think the Lakers still hold that title. It's nice to see somebody try to fight back but as of now, the Lakers are still the team to beat."
So you are the team to beat, but then you're not? You have to admire Beasley's confidence though. And as a player, why shouldn't you think your team will be good? It's not very fun to go into a season admitting you're going to stink. But even despite egos and confidence, most people still have some sense of reality, something Beasley evidently does not.

But on one hand, you have the Timberwolves writing open letters admitting they aren't going to be winning anything important any time soon, then on the other, a player is saying they're the best team out there. One of those left hand doesn't know what the right is doing sort of things, huh?

Say it again with me just for fun - Minnesota Timberwolves: the team to beat in 2010-11.
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JustBeingMe
Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2010 11:04 am
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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 11:47 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

How about that fact that Miami gets Minnesota's #1 pick next year.  I think David Kahn is the smoking the kind bud these days. 
where did you see that??? i recall that he was traded for Minnesota's 2011 2nd round pick and their 2014 2nd round pick, NOT a 1st round pick. Nice try there and even if that was the deal, Miami would've lost that pick to the Cavs.
Fillmore, Beasley was traded for 2nd round picks; a steal if this guy realizes his potential.
i agree, he was traded for 2nd round picks and i agree that he COULD be a steal if he realizes his potential.
And Jefferson WAS traded for TWO first-round picks (and Kosta Koufos), putting them in a good position for more dealing in the future.  yep, you are right again. I dont know what Fillmore read about the trades, but he's off. If the Heat did get a 1st round pick, it's gone, the Heat traded future picks to both the Raptors and Cavs to get their big 3 together.



Since: Jul 14, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2010 11:44 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

FYI teach it is knoW not kno



Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2010 7:19 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

I agree with tacobite. This team can be decent with the recent moves that they've made. I don't know how well this so called "confidence" will really effect the overall play. I mean they're looking good for the future with Love, Flynn, and Beasley. They still have Ricky Rubio sitting there who looked pretty good in the FIBA championships. Then those 2 first round picks. This team has gathered more first round picks than any team I can remember in recent history. This is a very young team I think is moving in the right direction. Al Jefferson wasn't needed on this team and that trade was good for both sides. He'll be a perfect fit in Utah and the two first round picks will only help Minnesota.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

I thought this kid stopped smoking weed...



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2010 5:37 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

NICE SOMEONE ON HERE WITH TRUE SENSE AND COMPASSION FOR A FELLOW HUMAN AND AMERICAN..



Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2010 1:54 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

Fillmore, Beasley was traded for 2nd round picks; a steal if this guy realizes his potential.  And Jefferson WAS traded for TWO first-round picks (and Kosta Koufos), putting them in a good position for more dealing in the future.  What the **** are you talking about?  And hats off to Mr. Beasley for bringing some sorely needed confidence and swagger to this franchise and getting all of these other teams' fan's panties bunched up.  Hopefully you back it up on the court.



Since: Sep 18, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2010 11:58 am
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

With this comment, I am not exactly sure whether the habits Beasley gave up are the ones that got him shipped out of Miami.  I am a Chicago Bulls Fan.  We only play the Timberwolves twice, but I am counting on them being a "team to beat".



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 11:53 am
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

How about that fact that Miami gets Minnesota's #1 pick next year.  I think David Kahn is the smoking the kind bud these days. 

I remmber 30 years ago, the Lakers were one of the top team's in the league and somehow traded for a top three pick in the draft, and got to add James Worthy to Majic and Kareem. 

The Wolves should have traded Al Jefferson to a team like the Clippers for their #1 pick.  We should be adding top picks, not trading them.  Even if Beasley scores 20 points a game, this could still be a bad trade. 

Heck this could be the year the balls bounce right for the Wolves and they get the #1 pick in the draft.  Then Miami gets to add the best player in the draft to LeBron, D-Wade, and Bosh.  Way to go Wolves.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 11:01 am
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

Did they change their name to the Minnesota Red-Headed Step Children?

dont get me wrong I will follow them because of the Syracuse guys on the team, but cmon Beasley...really?


The last thing for a young, inexpereienced team that has enjoyed minimal success is to give good teams more of a reason
to pound on you.  Sure I like the self-confidence, but you keep that S*** to yourself in your own lockerroom.....


and seriously...... Michael Beasley?

cmon now, when I think of iconic NBA players in the current generation who may have something to say that people will listen to.....sorry but Beasley just doesnt fit into that group....


Maybe he was doing some open mic stand up comedy?




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